Record label spins into former Ledbury storefront

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6131 Records is opening in the former Ledbury shop at 5710 Patterson Ave. (Mike Platania)

High fidelity is replacing high fashion in a West End retail strip.

6131 Records, an independent record label, is opening in the former Ledbury shop at 5710 Patterson Ave. The storefront will house the company’s administrative and fulfillment operations, in addition to retail space.

The retail side will sell recordings on vinyl, cassette tapes and CDs, but the Patterson Avenue space won’t be a classic record store where shoppers rifle through cases of albums.

“Our vision is to have it be a workspace that doubles as a retail space,” manager Sean Patrick Rhorer said. “We’ll have exclusive versions of things that are only available in store … We wanted to have an outpost where we could have special events and acoustic shows.”

Founded in Huntington Beach, California, in 2006, the company has operated out of Richmond the last three years, mostly in small office downtown. Rhorer said the label had local connections early on.

“It was a hobby label – a group of roommates lived in an apartment where the address was 6131, just putting out their friends’ (music),” Rhorer said. “The first full-length (album) it put out was a band from Richmond called Permanent.”

The label is moving its merchandise into the new spot, with plans to open the retail operation by mid-November.

Rhorer said 6131’s retail hours will vary, with set times on Fridays and Saturdays, for when new releases come out. Otherwise, “If we’re in, we’re in,” he joked.

The label represents about 15 artists, including Julien Baker, Sammi Lanzetta and Suburban Living.

Rhorer, who’s lived in Richmond for 14 years, said he sees that stretch of the West End as an opportunity for youthful new businesses such as 6131.

“I live near that area of town, and I think it’s ripe for the picking where cool stuff could happen. There’s been a few shops going in and out, but I feel like, any moment now, it could become a really cool area,” he said.

Ledbury took over the space in 2015 with its Ledbury Creery Workshop after it purchased Creery Custom Shirts. The men’s clothier opened its new downtown headquarters a year later, and shortly after shuttered the Patterson shop.

ledbury patterson ave

6131 Records is opening in the former Ledbury shop at 5710 Patterson Ave. (Mike Platania)

High fidelity is replacing high fashion in a West End retail strip.

6131 Records, an independent record label, is opening in the former Ledbury shop at 5710 Patterson Ave. The storefront will house the company’s administrative and fulfillment operations, in addition to retail space.

The retail side will sell recordings on vinyl, cassette tapes and CDs, but the Patterson Avenue space won’t be a classic record store where shoppers rifle through cases of albums.

“Our vision is to have it be a workspace that doubles as a retail space,” manager Sean Patrick Rhorer said. “We’ll have exclusive versions of things that are only available in store … We wanted to have an outpost where we could have special events and acoustic shows.”

Founded in Huntington Beach, California, in 2006, the company has operated out of Richmond the last three years, mostly in small office downtown. Rhorer said the label had local connections early on.

“It was a hobby label – a group of roommates lived in an apartment where the address was 6131, just putting out their friends’ (music),” Rhorer said. “The first full-length (album) it put out was a band from Richmond called Permanent.”

The label is moving its merchandise into the new spot, with plans to open the retail operation by mid-November.

Rhorer said 6131’s retail hours will vary, with set times on Fridays and Saturdays, for when new releases come out. Otherwise, “If we’re in, we’re in,” he joked.

The label represents about 15 artists, including Julien Baker, Sammi Lanzetta and Suburban Living.

Rhorer, who’s lived in Richmond for 14 years, said he sees that stretch of the West End as an opportunity for youthful new businesses such as 6131.

“I live near that area of town, and I think it’s ripe for the picking where cool stuff could happen. There’s been a few shops going in and out, but I feel like, any moment now, it could become a really cool area,” he said.

Ledbury took over the space in 2015 with its Ledbury Creery Workshop after it purchased Creery Custom Shirts. The men’s clothier opened its new downtown headquarters a year later, and shortly after shuttered the Patterson shop.

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